Ficano: State to sign off on Wayne Co...

Ficano: State to sign off on Wayne County debt plan if commissioners approve

There are 7 comments on the Detroit Free Press story from May 7, 2014, titled Ficano: State to sign off on Wayne County debt plan if commissioners approve. In it, Detroit Free Press reports that:

Wayne County Executive Robert Ficano's office announced late Wednesday that the state treasurer's office has approved its deficit-elimination plan, but only if county commissioners approve the plan before the end of May. The commission had until the end of June to approve the plan, as it was due 90 days after filing of the county's comprehensive ... (more)

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Oak Park, MI

#1 May 8, 2014
Its too bad that people involved in this failed wayne county jail were allowed to go ahead with this without extreme oversight. All the public was told was how many millions a year would be saved. Ficano claims it was all about timing.What??!!talk about being unspecific. Next executive and hopefully new sheriff of wayne county will not let taxpayers down.what r your comments reverend?prayer?

Columbia, SC

#2 May 8, 2014
The deficit reduction plan will likely be approved. That plan is all that stands between the county and a state appointed executive. But the plan is blue smoke and mirrors. They sell of an asset and steal money from another account to square the books for one year. They won't be able to repeat this accounting trick next year.

Ficano hopes beyond reason that Dan Gilbert and others can structure something on the jail property that he can run on for re-election. A complicated plan that promises savings down the road is all he needs for now. When that fails Ficano can do the mechanic's shrug once again. He hopes to be back in office when the smoke clears.

Toledo, OH

#3 May 9, 2014
The state emergency manager could do superior job than these last acts of desperation coming from someone who has poor leadership

Columbia, SC

#4 May 9, 2014
Anything to wipe that silly grin off of Ficano's face.
cosmos strats

Howell, MI

#5 May 9, 2014
ficano is satans incarnate. Mob connected, he suffer and pay like Gotti


#6 May 10, 2014
Even Ficano can't be dumb enough not to be involved in all these scandals. The feds must have copies of all his bank accounts. The thing is ficano IS dumb enough to sell himself out on the cheap. He cheated taxpayers out of $175M. His advisers may have cheated him out of what he expected too. You can't fix stupid, but you can unelect and charge him.

Columbia, SC

#7 May 11, 2014
So we all agree that Ficano is dumb at least on some level.
He must also be crafty on another level.
And a sucker for Turkia's wily ways as well.

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